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Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual

Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual (145 pages)

Polaris Industries 2010 All Terrain Vehicle Owner's Manual  
Brand: Polaris | Category: Offroad Vehicle | Size: 5.35 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction8................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Identification Numbers10................................................................................................................................................................
Safety11................................................................................................................................................................
Eye Protection13................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Modifications13................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Warnings14................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Without Instruction14................................................................................................................................................................
Age Restrictions14................................................................................................................................................................
Handling Gasoline15................................................................................................................................................................
Protective Apparel16................................................................................................................................................................
Carrying A Passenger16................................................................................................................................................................
Using Alcohol Or Drugs16................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Pavement17................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Public Roads17................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Control Of The Atv18................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Improperly18................................................................................................................................................................
Jumps And Stunts18................................................................................................................................................................
Improper Hill Climbing19................................................................................................................................................................
Crossing Hillsides19................................................................................................................................................................
Stalling While Climbing A Hill20................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Steep Hills20................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Slippery Terrain21................................................................................................................................................................
Operating In Unfamiliar Terrain21................................................................................................................................................................
Skidding Or Sliding22................................................................................................................................................................
Improper Tire Maintenance22................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Over Obstacles22................................................................................................................................................................
Improper Cargo Loading23................................................................................................................................................................
Poor Visibility24................................................................................................................................................................
Operating A Damaged Atv25................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Skills25................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Exhaust Systems25................................................................................................................................................................
Age 16 Warning26................................................................................................................................................................
Passenger Safety Warning28................................................................................................................................................................
Rack Warning29................................................................................................................................................................
Clutch Cover Warning29................................................................................................................................................................
Features And Controls30................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Stop Switch31................................................................................................................................................................
Awd Switch31................................................................................................................................................................
Brake Lever33................................................................................................................................................................
Parking Brake35................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Valve37................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Filter38................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Tank Cap38................................................................................................................................................................
Passenger Seat38................................................................................................................................................................
Engaging Awd39................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Cluster41................................................................................................................................................................
Rider Information Center41................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Mode43................................................................................................................................................................
Operation46................................................................................................................................................................
Break-in Period46................................................................................................................................................................
Pre-ride Checklist48................................................................................................................................................................
Safe Operation Practices49................................................................................................................................................................
Trail Etiquette50................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Engine51................................................................................................................................................................
Cold Weather Operation52................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Procedures53................................................................................................................................................................
Driving With A Passenger54................................................................................................................................................................
Turning The Vehicle56................................................................................................................................................................
Driving On Slippery Surfaces57................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Through Water63................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Over Obstacles64................................................................................................................................................................
Driving In Reverse65................................................................................................................................................................
Parking On An Incline66................................................................................................................................................................
Hauling Cargo67................................................................................................................................................................
Towing Loads69................................................................................................................................................................
Emission Control Systems70................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance71................................................................................................................................................................
Severe Use Definition71................................................................................................................................................................
Periodic Maintenance Chart72................................................................................................................................................................
Lubrication Guide75................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Oil76................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Recommendations76................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Level77................................................................................................................................................................
Oil And Filter Change78................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Pump Priming80................................................................................................................................................................
Transmission Oil81................................................................................................................................................................
Transmission Oil Change82................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Level84................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Change84................................................................................................................................................................
Cooling System85................................................................................................................................................................
Radiator Coolant87................................................................................................................................................................
Hand Brake88................................................................................................................................................................
Toe Alignment89................................................................................................................................................................
Side Panel Removal90................................................................................................................................................................
Steering Assembly90................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Removal91................................................................................................................................................................
Tire Tread Depth91................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Installation92................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications92................................................................................................................................................................
Air Filter93................................................................................................................................................................
Fuse Replacement95................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Lamp Replacement96................................................................................................................................................................
High Beam Adjustment97................................................................................................................................................................
Low Beam Adjustment97................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Housing Replacement98................................................................................................................................................................
Lower Headlamp Replacement99................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plugs100................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plug Inspection100................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plug Recommendations100................................................................................................................................................................
Camber And Caster102................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Spring102................................................................................................................................................................
Throttle Cable Freeplay105................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Immersion106................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Arrestor107................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt System108................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt Drying110................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Removal112................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Installation113................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Storage114................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning And Storage117................................................................................................................................................................
Polishing The Vehicle118................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Tips120................................................................................................................................................................
Stabilize The Fuel120................................................................................................................................................................
Oil And Filter120................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Levels121................................................................................................................................................................
Transporting The Atv123................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting124................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Belt Wear/burn124................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications128................................................................................................................................................................
Jetting Chart129................................................................................................................................................................
Polaris Products130................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity131................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty132................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty132................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance Log140................................................................................................................................................................
Index142................................................................................................................................................................

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Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual

Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual (137 pages)

Polaris Industries All-Terrain Vehicles Owner's Manual  
Brand: Polaris | Category: Offroad Vehicle | Size: 5.73 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents7................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction8................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Identification Numbers10................................................................................................................................................................
Safety11................................................................................................................................................................
Eye Protection13................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Modifications13................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Warnings14................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Without Instruction14................................................................................................................................................................
Age Restrictions14................................................................................................................................................................
Handling Gasoline15................................................................................................................................................................
Exposure To Exhaust15................................................................................................................................................................
Protective Apparel16................................................................................................................................................................
Carrying A Passenger16................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Pavement17................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Public Roads17................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Control Of The Atv18................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Improperly18................................................................................................................................................................
Jumps And Stunts18................................................................................................................................................................
Improper Hill Climbing18................................................................................................................................................................
Descending Hills Improperly19................................................................................................................................................................
Crossing Hillsides19................................................................................................................................................................
Stalling While Climbing A Hill20................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Steep Hills20................................................................................................................................................................
Operating On Slippery Terrain21................................................................................................................................................................
Operating In Unfamiliar Terrain21................................................................................................................................................................
Skidding Or Sliding22................................................................................................................................................................
Operating Through Deep Water23................................................................................................................................................................
Improper Cargo Loading23................................................................................................................................................................
Poor Visibility24................................................................................................................................................................
Operating A Damaged Atv24................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Skills24................................................................................................................................................................
Hot Exhaust Systems24................................................................................................................................................................
Unauthorized Use Of The Atv24................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Decals And Locations25................................................................................................................................................................
Tire Pressure/load Warning26................................................................................................................................................................
No Passenger" Warning26................................................................................................................................................................
Age 16 Warning26................................................................................................................................................................
Clutch Cover Warning27................................................................................................................................................................
Rack Warning, Front And Rear27................................................................................................................................................................
Features And Controls28................................................................................................................................................................
Mode/reverse Override Switch28................................................................................................................................................................
Awd Switch28................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Stop Switch29................................................................................................................................................................
Main Key Switch29................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Switch29................................................................................................................................................................
Brake Lever31................................................................................................................................................................
Parking Brake33................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Valve35................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Filter35................................................................................................................................................................
Engaging Awd37................................................................................................................................................................
All Wheel Drive System37................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Cluster39................................................................................................................................................................
Rider Information Center39................................................................................................................................................................
Operation45................................................................................................................................................................
Break-in Period45................................................................................................................................................................
Safe Operation Practices47................................................................................................................................................................
Trail Etiquette48................................................................................................................................................................
Pre-ride Checklist49................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Engine50................................................................................................................................................................
Cold Weather Operation51................................................................................................................................................................
Turning The Vehicle53................................................................................................................................................................
Driving On Slippery Surfaces54................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Uphill55................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Downhill57................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Through Water59................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Over Obstacles60................................................................................................................................................................
Driving In Reverse61................................................................................................................................................................
Hauling Cargo62................................................................................................................................................................
Towing Loads63................................................................................................................................................................
Parking On An Incline64................................................................................................................................................................
Emission Control Systems65................................................................................................................................................................
Noise Emission Control System65................................................................................................................................................................
Crankcase Emission Control System65................................................................................................................................................................
Exhaust Emission Control System65................................................................................................................................................................
Electromagnetic Interference65................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance66................................................................................................................................................................
Periodic Maintenance Chart66................................................................................................................................................................
Lubrication Guide71................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Oil72................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Recommendations72................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Level73................................................................................................................................................................
Oil And Filter Change74................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Pump Priming76................................................................................................................................................................
Transmission Oil77................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Check77................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Change78................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Change79................................................................................................................................................................
Cooling System80................................................................................................................................................................
Recovery Bottle Coolant80................................................................................................................................................................
Radiator Coolant81................................................................................................................................................................
Hand Brake82................................................................................................................................................................
Toe Alignment83................................................................................................................................................................
Side Panel Removal84................................................................................................................................................................
Steering Assembly84................................................................................................................................................................
Footwell Removal84................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Removal85................................................................................................................................................................
Tire Tread Depth85................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Installation86................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications86................................................................................................................................................................
Air Filter87................................................................................................................................................................
Fuse Replacement89................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Lamp Replacement90................................................................................................................................................................
High Beam Adjustment91................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Housing Replacement92................................................................................................................................................................
Lower Headlamp Replacement93................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plugs94................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plug Inspection94................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plug Recommendations94................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Immersion96................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Arrestor97................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt System98................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt Drying100................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Removal102................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Installation103................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Storage104................................................................................................................................................................
Camber And Caster107................................................................................................................................................................
Rear Spring107................................................................................................................................................................
Carburetor/engine Idle Rpm Adjustment108................................................................................................................................................................
Throttle Cable Freeplay109................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning And Storage110................................................................................................................................................................
Polishing The Vehicle111................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Tips113................................................................................................................................................................
Transporting The Atv116................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting117................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Belt Wear/burn117................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Overheating120................................................................................................................................................................
Polaris Products121................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications122................................................................................................................................................................
Jetting Chart123................................................................................................................................................................
Clutching Chart123................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity124................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty125................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty125................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance Log133................................................................................................................................................................
Index135................................................................................................................................................................
Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual

Polaris Sportsman 500 H.O. Owner's Manual (132 pages)

Polaris Industries All-Terrain Vehicles Owner's Manual  
Brand: Polaris | Category: Offroad Vehicle | Size: 5.58 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction6................................................................................................................................................................
Safety Training7................................................................................................................................................................
Age Restrictions7................................................................................................................................................................
Equipment Modifications7................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Identification Numbers8................................................................................................................................................................
Safety9................................................................................................................................................................
Operator Safety12................................................................................................................................................................
General Alert16................................................................................................................................................................
Hill Operation Alert16................................................................................................................................................................
Tire Pressure/load Alert17................................................................................................................................................................
Rack Warning, Front And Rear17................................................................................................................................................................
Reverse Override Alert17................................................................................................................................................................
Safe Riding Gear18................................................................................................................................................................
Eye Protection19................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Safely20................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Procedures20................................................................................................................................................................
Turning The Vehicle21................................................................................................................................................................
Driving On Slippery Surfaces22................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Over Obstacles23................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Uphill24................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Downhill27................................................................................................................................................................
Driving Through Water30................................................................................................................................................................
Parking On An Incline32................................................................................................................................................................
Driving In Reverse33................................................................................................................................................................
Hauling Cargo34................................................................................................................................................................
Towing Loads35................................................................................................................................................................
Features And Controls36................................................................................................................................................................
Main Key Switch37................................................................................................................................................................
Turn Signal Switch38................................................................................................................................................................
All Wheel Drive Switch38................................................................................................................................................................
Hazard Warning Switch38................................................................................................................................................................
Horn Switch38................................................................................................................................................................
Throttle Lever39................................................................................................................................................................
Foot Brake40................................................................................................................................................................
Parking Brake41................................................................................................................................................................
Steering Lock42................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Tank Cap43................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Filter43................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Valve43................................................................................................................................................................
Transmission Gear Selector44................................................................................................................................................................
Instrument Cluster47................................................................................................................................................................
Rider Information Center48................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Mode50................................................................................................................................................................
Operation53................................................................................................................................................................
Fuel Safety53................................................................................................................................................................
Break-in Period54................................................................................................................................................................
Pre-ride Checklist55................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Engine56................................................................................................................................................................
Cold Weather Operation57................................................................................................................................................................
Emission Control Systems58................................................................................................................................................................
Noise Emission Control System58................................................................................................................................................................
Exhaust Emission Control System58................................................................................................................................................................
Electromagnetic Interference58................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance59................................................................................................................................................................
Periodic Maintenance Chart59................................................................................................................................................................
Severe Use Definition59................................................................................................................................................................
Lubrication Guide64................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Oil65................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Level66................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Change67................................................................................................................................................................
Oil Pump Priming70................................................................................................................................................................
Transmission Oil71................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Level73................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Change74................................................................................................................................................................
Cooling System76................................................................................................................................................................
Radiator Coolant77................................................................................................................................................................
Brake Fluid78................................................................................................................................................................
Brake Inspections81................................................................................................................................................................
Toe Alignment82................................................................................................................................................................
Handlebar Adjustment83................................................................................................................................................................
Steering Assembly83................................................................................................................................................................
Side Panel Removal84................................................................................................................................................................
Throttle Cable Freeplay85................................................................................................................................................................
Tire Tread Depth86................................................................................................................................................................
Front Wheel Hub Tightening86................................................................................................................................................................
Wheel Nut Torque Specifications86................................................................................................................................................................
Air Filter88................................................................................................................................................................
Headlight Beam Adjustment90................................................................................................................................................................
Fuse Replacement93................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plugs94................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Plug Inspection94................................................................................................................................................................
Vehicle Immersion96................................................................................................................................................................
Spark Arrestor98................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt System100................................................................................................................................................................
Pvt Drying101................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Removal104................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Installation105................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Storage106................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning And Storage109................................................................................................................................................................
Polishing The Vehicle110................................................................................................................................................................
Storage Tips112................................................................................................................................................................
Stabilize The Fuel112................................................................................................................................................................
Oil And Filter112................................................................................................................................................................
Fluid Levels113................................................................................................................................................................
Transporting The Vehicle115................................................................................................................................................................
Towing A Disabled Vehicle115................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications116................................................................................................................................................................
Jetting Chart117................................................................................................................................................................
Polaris Products118................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting119................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Belt Wear/burn119................................................................................................................................................................
Engine Overheating122................................................................................................................................................................
Declaration Of Conformity123................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty124................................................................................................................................................................
Limited Warranty124................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance Log127................................................................................................................................................................
Index130................................................................................................................................................................

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